Polyethylene and biodegradable mulches for agricultural applications: a review

@article{Kasirajan2011PolyethyleneAB,
  title={Polyethylene and biodegradable mulches for agricultural applications: a review},
  author={Subrahmaniyan Kasirajan and Mathieu Ngouajio},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={501-529}
}
The use of plastic mulch in agriculture has increased dramatically in the last 10 years throughout the world. This increase is due to benefits such as increase in soil temperature, reduced weed pressure, moisture conservation, reduction of certain insect pests, higher crop yields, and more efficient use of soil nutrients. However, disposing of used plastic films, which cause pollution, has led to development of photodegradable and biodegradable mulches. Here we review the use of plastic mulches… CONTINUE READING

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